My Ovaries Are The Size Of Oranges!

Last I updated, I was waiting for my period to start so I could begin my injections for our first round of IVF. Well it’s been almost two weeks since I started my needles and I am very excited to say that tomorrow I am having my egg retrieval! As excited as I am, I am also ready for this part of treatment to be over. Thanks to my PCOS and the amount of follicles I have developed, my ovaries are literally the size of oranges. Normally with IVF they aim for around 15 follicles to develop. Well I have around 25 large ones and over 20 smaller ones so there definitely is not much room in there anymore. My ovaries are now touching and every step I take is uncomfortable so tomorrow can’t come soon enough.

Some people I have talked to since opening up about what we are going through don’t fully understand what is happening with my body during this part of our IVF treatment. They know that IVF is the ‘test tube baby’ method but they are not completely sure how we get to that stage. So here is a quick update of what the past couple weeks have looked like for me.

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Where To Now?

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. Thank you to everyone who has stopped me and said a kind word and for your prayers and well wishes. You are all part of a wonderful support system for hubby and I and we truly appreciate you all as we begin our next chapter.

If you’ve been following our story then you know DH and I are onto the next stepĀ in our fertility journey; IVF. Earlier this year we were referred to the Regional Fertility Program (RFP) in Calgary. Thankfully our wait wasn’t too long, less than 3 months and we were headed up to Calgary for our initial appointments.

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